Our Apartment-buying duo, Emily and Marne, are giving you a sneak peek of upcoming decor goods with this, the first-ever Decor Edition of Tales from the Road! They’ve sent along pictures and news from their trip to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and National Stationery Show in New York City!
Amongst hundreds of exhibitors, they came across a few favorites, exciting newcomers, and a number of potential ModCloth exclusives to add to your home assortment. Hold onto your seats, because we have some pretty cool stuff to show you!
This is one of multiple artist-designed chairs from the Umbra booth. Artists showcased their one of a kind works on blank Oh Chair “canvases,” and visitors were encouraged to participate, as well!
Marne, a self proclaimed pen pal and stationery enthusiast, emphasized that her buying mission was to revive the act of long-hand correspondence. By choosing a selection of irresistible stationery, she wants to encourage letter writing, mentioning that “Mail is the new email, and it means so much more to receive a hand written note. It’s like receiving a present in your mailbox!” In addition to our LCD Notesystem and Old School Letter Set, the above pen case and Shinzi Katoh-designed note set should be a good start in the ‘write’ direction!
Who’s there? Oh, it’s one of our favorite vendors! Expect to see more clever goodies from a “High Five” tablet to “Roadtrip Bingo” from Knock Knock soon!
Bringing you “critters and fanciful florals,” this display couldn’t be more ‘owl’dorable!
There’s also the Artemis booth, which is always a pencil-in. Marne’s favorite item was a translucent writing utensil zip case with a fluorescent heart pocket on the outside to hold small notes!
Lastly, what would a trip be without a bite to eat? To replenish after a long day, no fuel surpasses Lula’s Sweet Apothecary in the Lower East Side. For those who are vegan, eco-conscious, or simply lovers of a fresh frozen treat, Lula’s boasts being LES’s “First, natural, non-dairy, & vegan frozen dessert shop.” They offer vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and organic goodies served with compostable silverware and napkins. How sweet is that?
Do you have a space that could use a little spiffy-ing up? What decor items would you like to see land on our site in the near future?